DBM okays release of P25.2-M salary differentials for 664 prosecutors

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 30 – Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has authorized the release of P25,218,503 for the salaries and other compensation differentials of 664 prosecutors in the National Prosecution Service (NPS).

De Lima said that this development was in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 10071 whereby 664 positions in the NPS were upgraded, hence entailing increases in the salaries and compensations of those benefited.

R.A. 10071 took effect on May 29, 2010.

De Lima noted that the 664 prosecutors were constantly in the front-line of the government's fight against criminality and lawlessness.

In a letter dated Dec. 23, 2010, the DBM advised De Lima that the amount has already been credited to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) account pursuant to the Notice of Organization, Staffing and Compensation (NOSCA) that formally authorized the legislated upgrade.

The Financial Service (FS) and Administrative Service (AS) of the DOJ have already been ordered to immediately process the salary differentials for the fiscal year 2010.

The differentials will be computed retroactively from May 29, 2010.

"We, in the Department of Justice, are delighted by this development. Not only will this amount be of considerable assistance to the individual prosecutor and their respective families, it is also a great boost for the National Prosecution Service as a whole," De Lima said. (PNA) RMA/PTR

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